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Kurt Loder Reviews Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot: New at Reason

Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill in Gus Van Sant’s tale of paralysis and redemption.

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If you're already a dead-end alcoholic, probably the last thing you need is a booze-fueled highway crash that severs your spine and leaves you a quadriplegic, right? Like, what next?

This is what happened to the late cartoonist John Callahan, who subsequently adopted a harsh, jokey tone in dealing with physical impairment (and everything else) in his work. In Gus Van Sant's new movie, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, we see Callahan, played by Joaquin Phoenix, as a young wastrel shuffling around Los Angeles in never-ending search of a drink, writes Kurt Loder.

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